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When You Can’t Go to the Arts, The District Comes to You!

Published on Mar 25, 2020 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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With social distancing in place, the partners at Riverwalk A&E District Fort Lauderdale are ensuring that everyone is still able to discover the many cultural treasures that they offer. Enjoy the arts from the comfort of your own home: an intriguing virtual tour of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, feel-good playlists from Broward Center for the Performing Arts, live stream programming from Historic Stranahan House Museum, a variety of lectures on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube page, and a virtual tour of the “Happy!” exhibition at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

Whether you are across the globe from Fort Lauderdale or right in The District’s backyard, you have access to the following exciting opportunities presented by The District’s partners:

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Explore the whimsical, beautiful and historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens through the Virtual and Vintage Tour. Enjoy a virtual tour of the house, oral history by late Bonnet House owner Evelyn Bartlett and Irene Hart (who as a child lived at and near the Bonnet House), and extended clips form the Bartletts’ home movies. You can even view footage of Frederic Bartlett walking with Frank Lloyd Wright!

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Get your groove on or relax to your heart’s content with Broward Center for the Performing Arts, right in your own living room! Check out the delightful playlists ― featuring beloved artists and award-winning performances ― that the Broward Center has created.

Historic Stranahan House Museum
This is a wonderful time to discover Historic Stranahan House Museum ― through live stream! Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., Stranahan House will present its “Live from Fort Lauderdale” live stream series. Known as the birthplace of Fort Lauderdale, the Stranahan House was built in 1901 and is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. It has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to Frank Stranahan (known as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father) and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan (the area’s first schoolteacher).

History Fort Lauderdale
Bringing history to life, History Fort Lauderdale has created an entire series of lectures, located on its YouTube page, from prominent authors, historians and civic leaders that highlights the challenges, achievements, and discoveries of the past that shape the Fort Lauderdale area’s present and will inform its future. They share the stories of Fort Lauderdale’s diverse community.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
See some “Happy!” through a virtual tour of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. “Happy!” is a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to emotionally engage the viewer. Pick a piece that interests you, and then share its meaning and how it makes you feel with a friend or loved one. Or, create your own masterpiece that captures what makes you “Happy!” and share your work of art at #DotheDistrict. Start a conversation!

During this unprecedented time, let the arts come into your life. Allow them to lift your spirits and connect you with artists, lecturers, music, architecture, history, and more. Take this time to #DoTheDistrict without even leaving your home!

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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit Copyright 2020 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.